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Allie and Bea MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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About the Author
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of thirty-three published books. Her bestselling 1999 novel, Pay It Forward, adapted into a major Warner Bros. motion picture, made the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults list and was translated into more than two dozen languages for distribution in more than thirty countries. Her novels Becoming Chloe and Jumpstart the World were included on the ALA’s Rainbow List; Jumpstart the World was also a finalist for two Lambda Literary Awards and won Rainbow Awards in two categories. The Language of Hoofbeats won a Rainbow Award. More than fifty of her short stories have been published in many journals, including the Antioch Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and the Sun, and in the anthologies Santa Barbara Stories and California Shorts, as well as the bestselling anthology Dog Is My Co-Pilot. Her short fiction received honorable mention in the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, a second-place win for the Tobias Wolff Award, and nominations for Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Three have also been cited in Best American Short Stories. Hyde is the founder and former president of the Pay It Forward Foundation. As a professional public speaker, she has addressed the National Conference on Education, twice spoken at Cornell University, met with AmeriCorps members at the White House, and shared a dais with Bill Clinton. An avid equestrian, photographer, and traveler, she lives in California.
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Bea is in a situation where she finds herself homeless after falling for a telephone scam and losing almost everything she owns. Bea decides her only option is to pack her recliner chair and her cat into her van ands live that way, until she can decide another option. When Allie's and Bea's paths cross late one night, it is the beginning of an adventure that will change both of them, as they learn to break down barriers and trust each other on their journey northward along the California-Oregon-Washington coast. The scenery and events are so accurately described that the reader feels transported into the van right along with the main characters.
This story would make a wonderful film! Highly recommended!
A feisty older woman meets her match with an even feistier teen.
Hyde takes you into the lives of wealth and poor. Into the west coast of America. Its different wave worn glass beaches, rock formations and why, also into forest, and people Allie and Bea meet along the way.
I didn’t want this book to end. It took me seven days to read because I didn’t want it to end. I could have read it in two being one adventure leads you into the next.
This is Hyde at her best without a doubt. Kindness spreads all through these pages.
My only hope is that people will read it and think about their own lives and days missing what’s important.
Each of her novels brings us to a real place in time, real struggles, real joys, real triumph, and real tragedies.
Each novel seems better than the last. 'Allie and Bea' is another triumph.
This was the best roadtrip. I loved the familiar places.. and, Bea is my kind of gal.
After each of her books I say "That was my favorite!!" so, once again.. this was my favorite!
Though it is much like picking your favorite child, or best memory. There is always something so special about each one, how can you choose?
You are in for an immersive, joyful, painful, heart-felt, honest and wholly human experience. Warts and all.
Always far exceeds my expectations, and always worth the wait.
From the moment Bea picks up her phone in the first chapter, you are already invested in her. You already feel for her. And you really want to yell at her "Don't do it!".
You've heard the saying 'You can't put it down'?
Well, you won't want to.. and you won't want it to end either.
Do yourself a favor, read this.. and then go read the 30+ books Catherine has written. You won't be disappointed. Truly.
Bea,mantilla you turn the final page.
This is about an elderly widow thatbloses everything, as a result of an IRS scam, the same call that I receive, a few times a week. She goes off in her old delivery van, with her ancient cat Phyllis, unsure of her destination. She meets Allie, a 15 yr old girl, that had been thrown into the CPS system, running when she felt threatened and in danger. They head off, along the California coast, into Oregon and Washington, trying to stay ahead of those that are searching for Allie. CRH's descriptions of the beautiful coastline that she loves, made me want to return there too.
This is a story of love, friendship and loss, of two strange bedfellows, just trying to reach a destination, while avoiding the pitfalls along the way. It's warm, funny and sad, and I loved it!